National Competition 10: Shorts

A varied selection of short films from our national competition. The screening emphasises nature and its significance to human existence.

Language: Fin, Eng Duration: 93 min Age Limit: 12+

  • Mikroskoopin kuvaamia soluja.

    Magnifica: Passive Intruder

    Magnifica: Kutsumaton vieras
    Director: Ville Koskinen
    Country: Finland
    Year: 2023
    Genre: Documentary
    Duration: 21 min

    Documentary film about the coexistence of Finnish cottage-goers and an uninvited visitor called Pectinatella magnifica – it’s something and there’s a lot of it. The arrival of green and slimy blobs among the safe and familiar environment brings uncomfortable feelings in the self-indulgent middle class community.

  • Ratsastajat rientävät läpi metsän hevosten ja koirien kanssa.

    Flower Show

    Director: Elli Vuorinen
    Country: Finland
    Year: 2024
    Genre: Animation
    Duration: 9 min
    Age Limit:

    Girls have been cultivated like flowers for generations. We need more growing seasons to breed new ways into the system.
    NOTE! Not available to watch on Festhome TV.

  • Lehdetön, kiemurainen puu nousee aallokosta aurinkoa vasten. Sen takana on lukuisia sähkötorneja.


    Director: Hans Pieski, Arttu Nieminen
    Country: Finland
    Year: 2023
    Genre: Experimental, Documentary
    Duration: 10 min

    Muohtačalmmit is an experimental film about the flow of water as a metaphor of Sámi people in compression of modern times. The film also deals with the meaning of water as a sacred element, pathway and daily source of sustenance for Sámi people. The film paints a dystopia of how Sápmi will breathe in the future in the middle of energy and mineral policy pressure. Poetic essence for narration comes from Pedar Jalvi, Finland's first Sámi writer and principal figure of Sámi literature, who describes connection with water in his poem “Muohtačalmmit” (1915).

  • Mustavalkoinen kuva, jonka etualalla on iso hiekkakasa ja taka-alalla sumu- tai pölypilven keskellä näkyy työkalua pitelevä hahmo.


    Impivaara - A New World
    Director: Patrik Söderlund
    Country: Finland
    Year: 2023
    Genre: Experimental, Fiction
    Duration: 26 min

    Impivaara – A New World adapts Finnish national author Aleksis Kivi's novel Seven Brothers (1870) for the 21st Century. The emphasis is on the climate crisis, the energetic basis of our culture and the co-dependencies of human and more-than-human worlds.

  • Aamutakkiin pukeutunut nainen hymyilee kameran suuntaan pimeässä huoneessa.

    Viestejä äidiltä

    Messages from Mom
    Director: Josefina Rautiainen
    Country: Finland
    Year: 2023
    Genre: Fiction
    Duration: 15 min

    Messages from Mom is about a terminally ill mother who starts filming herself, hoping that her 5-year-old daughter will be able to connect with her through these moments after she is gone.

  • Sininen rekka, jonka ovessa lukee Penan erikoiskuljetus. Kuskin paikalla istuva mies näyttää peukkua.

    Penan Erikoiskuljetus

    Pena´s Special Hauling
    Director: Anssi Kasitonni
    Country: Finland
    Year: 2024
    Genre: Fiction
    Duration: 12 min

    Pena is a retired semi-truck driver with slight memory issues, yet he has no plans to fully give up his hauling business.